State & Local

New Earthquake-Resilient Water Pipes ‘Surpassed Expectations’ in Recent Tests

“We took the pipe to three times its current design standard, and it continued to convey water,” according to a Cornell University researcher.

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Chicago Teacher Strike Looms; Harrisburg Police Drone Accused of Spying

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Uber and Lyft back in legal limbo in Philly; Ohio considers voting to abolish state agencies; Wyoming replaces state license plates

California's Sanctions Against Wells Fargo

The state is cutting ties with the bank for a year, following a scandal involving fake accounts.

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Route Fifty Larry Pott, left, and his wife Lisa pose for a portrait holding a picture of their daughter Audrie in Saratoga, Calif. Audrie Pott committed suicide in September 2012 after being sexually assaulted by three boys during a house party in Saratoga.

Increase in Youth Suicide Prompts States to Act

The decade-long rise in youth suicide in the U.S. has been particularly steep in Utah, which has launched several suicide prevention efforts aimed at young people.

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When It Comes to Open Data, ‘Make Sure That It Is Meeting a Need of the User’

Experts in Washington, D.C. for Smart Cities Week discussed ways to help achieve this goal.

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Employment Rates Nudge Closer to Pre-Recession Levels

Arkansas, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are among the states whose rates have improved.

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Navigator Award Finalist: Team From Results Washington, State of Washington

In the Evergreen State, the Results Washington team is measuring government performance and improving the way services are provided—and letting the public see how they’re doing that in the process.

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Detroit IT Director Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges; ‘Porn Dog’ Deployed in Columbus

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: South Side Chicago food deserts; a new governor’s mansion in North Dakota; and an ‘After School Satan’ program in Portland.

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As Child Welfare Agencies Turn to Data Analytics ‘We Have to Be Really Careful’

Some see a promising way to keep kids safe from abuse and neglect using big data. But worries persist about bias against poor and minority families.

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